The Rubin Award was established in 2004 by the Governing Council of Mu
Alpha Theta to be presented annually. The award was named in honor of Diane
Rubin who worked tirelessly at the National Office of Mu Alpha Theta for twenty
years, before her retirement in December 2003.
The award will be presented to the Mu Alpha Theta chapter which has a history of
outstanding mathematics service to its community or its school for at least two years. This
service must promote interest in mathematics and benefit a group other than its
own chapter. In 2014, the award was changed from a $500 cash prize and a $2,500 Convention Grant to a cash prize of $2,500.
Along with the $2,500 prize, a plaque will be presented to the winner. The award will be presented at the National Convention,
but a representative of the chapter need not be present to win.
No school may receive the award more than once in a five year period.
Many chapters provide math enrichment activities to others. Thank you to all that tell us about these projects by applying for the Rubin Award.
While only one school is our official winner, in reality, everyone wins when our chapters provide
such great opportunities for others to enjoy and excel in math!
To be eligible, the chapter should print and submit the application form and
should submit a maximum three page description of the mathematics service
project(s), single-sided, double-spaced. The three pages may include pictures, news
articles, or other printed visual information. Also include two supporting
letters from someone on the receiving end of the project.
The application form and supporting information should be submitted
to the National Office, postmarked no later than March 1st and mailed to:
Mu Alpha Theta
c/o University of Oklahoma
3200 Marshall Ave, Suite 190
Norman, OK 73019
The Governing Council will select the winning chapter, which will be notified no
later than May 1st.